OCR to the Rescue: Device Reads Any Text for Blind

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Chalk up another innovation to Ray Kurzweil America’s leading inventor (and Lifeboat Foundation Advisor along with me).  This one is a simple and elegant solution to help the…

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New Flexible Biodegradable Battery Invented

Monday, August 13, 2007

ars technica reports on the invention of a paper thin flexible biodegradable battery. Researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and MIT have developed a new material that eliminates the…

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HD in the OR: The AVCHD Video Recording Format

Monday, August 13, 2007

Can we go from this to this? This post continues my series HD in the OR examining the current and future use of High Definition video in the Operating…

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New video Connector Solution for the OR? Displayport!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

  Continuing in my HD in the OR Series I wanted to share a video connection option for the future.  Most current systems offer simple S-video or component…

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HD Endoscopy Series Coming

Thursday, August 9, 2007

I have been inundated with requests for information and critiques of Medical HD endoscopy/laparoscopy systems.  To meet the rising tide of demand for information I will begin an…

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Army’s Robotic Prosthetic Arm Demo’d

Thursday, August 9, 2007

   I have previously written about the Army’s robotic prosthetic arm projects – run of course through DARPA.  You can see my posts and a video fest at…

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DARPA’s Battlefield Robot Medic to Deploy in 2009

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

  This year is the 50th anniversary of DARPA, or the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Pentagon research arm who turns science fiction fantasy into military reality.  DARPA conducts high-risk…

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Photographic Archiving – Insight for the OR From the Library of Congress

Monday, August 6, 2007

As part of my posts on my research on high definition surgery (and its recording) in the operating room, I posted on the limitations of still photo archiving in the…

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New HD Photo Compression System Could Help Surgical Archiving

Friday, August 3, 2007

Microsoft on Tuesday announced that the Joint Photographic Expert Group (JPEG) is considering standardization of the company’s HD Photo file format. Tentatively titled “JPEG XR,” HD Photo was…

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How We Recorded the World’s Highest Resolution Surgical Footage

Thursday, August 2, 2007

  My last post outlines the equipment I used to perform the world’s highest resolution endoscopic surgery.  Here I wanted to share what we had to do the…

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